There’s loads to see at Paxton Pits, especially if you’re patient. It’s a well-loved spot for bird watching, with many overwintering wildfowl and regular sightings of kingfishers – as well as the famous nightingales. But you’ll also see plenty of other evidence of a healthy ecosystem here, including elusive mammals such as otters and weasels, plus a wide range of wildflowers, dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies.
Visit our Latest Sightings page to see what’s been out and about most recently. For an idea of what you might see at different times of year, we’ve got a handy month-by-month guide and a new monthly blog. And if you spot anything yourself, please let us know what you’ve seen and where by writing in the sightings book at the Visitor Centre (when we’re open again) or by emailing us.
The most recent sightings from the blog:
- Ann’s Blog 19.11.23Have you ever been in awe of what you are… Read More
- Ann’s Blog 11.10.23As I write this, it is another glorious day, but… Read More
- Ann’s Blog 11.9.23This weekend we held our last Dragonfly and Butterfly survey… Read More
What to look out for:
- Butterfly and Dragonfly Day at Paxton PitsSunday, the 9th of August was a busy day as… Read More
- In December and January, Look Out for …Magpies The magpie is one of our best-known and most… Read More
- In November, Look Out for …Pochard As winter approaches, ducks start to return from their… Read More